Frida Kahlo Could Barely Walk. In This Ballet, She Dances.

AMSTERDAM — Frida Kahlo’s vibrant art, turbulent life and tragic death at age 47 are certainly operatic. But the Mexican surrealist painter, who was left disabled by polio and a bus accident, might seem an unlikely subject for a ballet. But that’s the medium Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, a choreographer who has also worked in flamenco, hip-hop and contemporary dance, has …

A Small Step for Space Force Is Not a Giant Leap for Uniform Design

New year, new military branch, same old uniform. The United States Space Force on Friday unveiled the name tapes for its utility uniforms, showcasing the blue embroidered name on a camouflage uniform — much to the internet’s delight and confusion. “The first #SpaceForce utility uniform nametapes have touched down in the Pentagon,” the Space Force said on Twitter. In the …

10 years after Vatican takeover, Legion in new abuse crisis

MEXICO CITY — The administrator of the elite Catholic school in Cancun, Mexico, used to take the girls out of class and send them to the chapel, where the priest from the Legion of Christ religious order would sexually abuse them. “As some were reading the Bible, he would rape the others in front of them, little girls aged 6 …

Couple together for nearly 65 years die on the same day

A couple who had been together for nearly 65 years have died on the same day at a St. Louis-area nursing home January 19, 2020, 2:31 PM 3 min read ARNOLD, Mo. — A couple who had been together for nearly 65 years have died on the same day at a St. Louis-area nursing home. Jack and Harriet Morrison’s beds …

‘Parasite’ wins top cast, Joaquin Phoenix named best actor

CLOSE All of the Oscar acting favorites held to form at Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, but a South Korean black comedy made a big move toward being a best picture contender. Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” took the top prize – best ensemble in a motion picture – at the 26th annual SAG Awards, an important stop on the way to …

Well-wishers greet UK queen after Harry, Meghan announcement

Queen Elizabeth II and her son Prince Andrew went to church near her palatial rural home in eastern England after a major announcement on the future of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan By JO KEARNEY and GREGORY KATZ Associated Press January 20, 2020, 2:51 AM 3 min read SANDRINGHAM, England — Queen Elizabeth II was all smiles as she …

SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in the next few months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday. No one was aboard for the wild ride in the skies above Cape Canaveral, just two mannequins. The nine-minute flight ended with the Dragon crew capsule parachuting safely into the …